Deck the Halls

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I love putting out the decorations. It’s an oasis in the unreasonable bustle that is the two weeks before Christmas.

This weekend I slipped away to Bristol to hang out with my friends Catherine, Lottie, Laura, Lou, Natalie and Bethan who I met for the first time. Lou had match-made us with Ivory Flowers on North Street in Bristol to get our wreath on.

Long story short; we ended up at Lottie’s which is completely gorgeous. Seriously the nicest house I’ve been in for a long time and a credit to Lottie and her husband’s passion for interior design.

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Making a wreath looks like it could be tedious (I have a low threshold for things which take too long) but it was incredibly fun. I can’t profess any great plan for the design – I just wanted those scrummy Billy Buttons in it somehow!

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And here it is hanging on our front door! I haven’t shown you the new front door yet. We replaced the terrible UPVC door we inherited with a wooden door in keeping with the original style of our street.

I has taken some getting used to having a wooden door and single glazing but doesn’t it look fantastic? I feel happy every time I look at this door. So far we only have the outside painted (we take things slowly) and eventually we’ll probably replace the glass with stained glass.

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Not only is our front door bedecked but we have our Solstice tree up and covered in the brightest decorations. The children asked me to make a timelapse of them decorating the tree and who am I to refuse such a good idea?

Incredibly silly and mostly out of focus – I give you the Solstice Treemation!

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So we are decorated if nothing else. Truth be told we are not ready at all for Solstice tomorrow – let’s hope the Solstice Fairy lends us a helping hand.

Wishing you all days filled with light and love. Kat xoxo

PS – Just look what I have to put up with!

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